Watched my sweet little three-month old blossom into a strong, independent 15-month-old toddler with the brightest personality and the biggest heart. Being Grant’s Mommy has brought me more joy than anything else I’ve experienced.
Reached my goal of six months of exclusive breastfeeding. So hard, so worth it.
Celebrated three years of marriage with my sweet husband.
Experienced a lot of firsts with my son. Seeing life through his eyes is incredibly beautiful.
Went to my first Weenie Dog Races at the Fairgrounds. It was as awesome as it sounds!
Made trips to San Antonio and Nashville to visit some special friends and family.
Received the exciting news that I was pregnant again early this summer and began planning for life with two under two.
Faced the most difficult experience of my life when I found out my baby’s heart had stopped beating. I think about my angel baby every single day and pray he knows how loved he was and always will be.
Rekindled a relationship with one of the most special people in my life. I am excited to see it blossom even more with time.
Celebrated my baby boy’s first birthday and watched as he took his first steps at his party five days later.
Watched my city and so many in my community devastated by the Great Flood of 2016. My heart goes out to all whose property was damaged during the storms, and I pray that this coming year brings your family healing.
Made the last payment towards a car note I will ever make in my life. Only cash for cars from here on out!
Served my second year on the local public relations association board of directors and will move into a vice president role in 2017.
Won a fifth title with my Whoop That Trick teammates at Mango’s. It felt great getting back on the sand after a long pregnancy/new Mommy hiatus, and winning a championship was definitely icing on the cake!
Started a new job that I absolutely love. It has kept me incredibly busy, and some days I feel like I barely come up for air, but I work for a great organization with a wonderful team and I love the daily challenges.
Rocked a Bellatrix Lestrange costume for Halloween.
Watched as some pretty yucky election drama played out around the country. I can only hope we come together as a people and realize that one person does not define our character or dictate how we should treat other people. We all do, and together we can make a difference if we truly put for the effort.
Paid off even more debt than we did in 2015, inching that much closer to our goal of being debt free in 2017!
2016 was a challenging year to say the least – personally and for the Baton Rouge community in which I live. But despite the lows it brought, there were also some pretty great highs. My hope for 2017 is for continued healing, financial freedom, and a deepened faith that can carry me through all of life’s challenges.
Happy New Year!